Saturday, February 9, 2013

1863 February 8 "Hopedale," Albemarle County, Va.

Sunday 8th  We all went to church today - Mr
M[ountjoy] sat in our pew & tried to go through the
service, but was rather embarrassed by not
being able to find the places - He behaved
beautifully in church - Robert Sims is at
home & he dined with us today - He was more
agreeable than I ever saw him - He always speaks
of religion with great reverence, & I hope is not
far from the Kingdom of God - I tried to find an
opportunity to speak to him of the all important
matter - & succeeded in saying a few words - In
the Evening we had sacred music - & then Mr M
conversed very agreeably - All his apparent amia=
=ability & goodness may be hypocritical - but I
dont, can't, & won't believe it  - His face contradicts
that, & all about him gives it the lie.  He says
he has had a very pleasant day, & I think he is
glad he stayed - but he goes tomorrow - I have
tried this day to keep a holy Sabbath; but I
could not be very devotional - May God have

MSS 4288

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